I managed to get this from my library pretty quickly after finishing the first book so I was pretty pleased because I was eager to see what happened next.
Armentrout does a really good job in this novel of taking the ideas from the first book and expanding on them without blowing your mind and making it way too complicated. She develops the world from things that had been touched on in the first book, and left it knowing that things are about to get even more dangerous.
Katy and Daemon have even more sexual tension in this instalment. So much tension that you can cut it with a knife. After everything that happened in Obsidian things are tense between the two of them and then some new guy comes into town who can tell Katy more about herself than Daemon can so obviously Daemon is jealous. This was the book that finally had me shipping Katy and Daemon because of this tension. I felt like it was ramped up really well in comparison with Obsidian as it felt kind of just awkward and forced hate/sexual tension.
I loved the balance that was struck between romance and action. It fitted my tastes just right when it comes to fantasy. The romance didn’t feel forced and neither did the action and they bounced off each other in a perfect way. Action led to romance which led to action and it played into the whole story really well. Thus the pacing was really good for me, I read this really quickly like Obsidian and it kept my interest for the whole book and I didn’t want to put it down.
I still feel like it’s not the most original concept ever but it’s still fun to read and I’m probably going to read the whole series now because I’ attached to the characters, especially after the events of this book.